Despite the series loss in South Africa and England, there is this feeling that the Indian side played good cricket in both the countries but could not assert themselves in crucial situations owing to which they ceded the series.

Ravi Shastri, the head coach of the Indian side, believes that Kohli and team are being picked on for their overseas record in an unfair manner and that no team have been doing good when they travel overseas.

"Australia did for some time in the 90's and during the turn of the century. South Africa did it for a while and other than these two,in the last five-six years, you tell me which team has travelled well. Why pick on India?" Shastri said.

However, the coach did concede that India needed to learn from their mistakes and needed to put their best foot forward in Australia.

"You have got to learn from your mistakes. When you go overseas and when you look at teams that travel around now, there aren't too many sides (that travel well)," Shastri added.

'Need to seize big moments'

Ravi Shastri, India coach, CAC, COA, BCCI
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Agreeing with captain Virat Kohli, Shastri said that the team now needs to recognise crucial moments and capitalise them in order to win matches down under.

"We have spoken about seizing the big moments. If you look at the Test matches, the scoreline really doesn't tell you the real story. There were some real tight Test matches and we lost some big moments badly, which cost us the series at the end of it," Shastri added.

There is this theory going around which says that the Indian team are favourites considering the fact that the hosts are without David Warner and Steven Smith. However, Shastri says that the Australian team can never be underestimated, more so when they are playing in their home conditions.

"I think once you have a sporting culture in you, you will always have that. I have always believed that no team is weak at home. We might have three or four players not playing when a team comes to India God forbid but if anyone thinks it's a weak team, you will be surprised," Shastri said.